Friday, September 12, 2008

According to Congress

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The information below is imperative to Non Custodial Parents.

I have one question tho..

Has congress gotten feedback on how well or how poorly children function or don't function...
years after they were kidnapped from a VERY LOVING .. VERY FIT... VERY INTERESTED Natural parent..

Especially when they were forced to live with the other parent and his/her politically connected partner -- by the connected parent ...forcing the natural parent out of the children's lives... with bogus/fraudulent custody orders?

Maybe I should ask congress to have a psychiatrist evaluate how my children have or haven't functioned the last five or so years in that very situation!

Alternatively- has congress done a study on children that were kidnapped from both very fit.. very loving ... very interested... natural parents whose only crime was being poor.. or something equivalent... and given to abusive foster homes?

Info for Non Custodial Parents
The info below was recieved from -

laryholland@sbcglobal.netAuthor of - Family Court Reports - GET OFF THE BENCH - 31 - Male - Michigan -

"According to Congress under HR 3395 we can solve some of the high-school drop out rates just by mandating equal involvement from fit, willing, and caring parents."

"Congress States in part under HR 3395 Children raised in single-parent families are more likely than children raised in 2-parent families to do poorly in school, have emotional and behavioral problems, become teenage parents, commit crimes, smoke cigarettes, abuse drugs and alcohol, and have poverty-level incomes as adults."

" Equal parenting statutes for fit, willing, and caring parents, complies with the fact that Congress, under HR 3395, reduces "barriers to active 2-parent involvement and cooperative parenting." By increasing evidentiary standards to reduce frivolous litigation in our congested family courts, it will reduce the barriers for parents to simply get along because there would be steeper penalties for fighting than winning.

I have underlined some other sections that you can creatively compare to your own statutes and form Congressional Rebuttals against State Statutes for Public Awareness. Every single one of you need to do these things to help reverse some of the damage that the greedy courts and bureaucrats are causing our families. If you have any questions about how to spread this information, please do not hesitate to let me know. Just by taking the focus on child support and putting on family relationships we can mak,e a significant difference.

Congress makes the following findings:

(1) The most important factor in a child's upbringing is whether the child is brought up in a loving, healthy, supportive environment.

(2) Children who grow up with two parents are, on average, more likely than their peers in single-parent homes to finish high school and be economically self-sufficient.

(3) Father-child interaction, like mother-child interaction, has been shown to promote the positive physical, social, emotional, and mental development of children.

(4) Children typically live without both parents when their parents are divorced or did not marry. More than 1/3 of all first marriages end in divorce, and 60 percent of divorcing couples have children. More than 1/3 of all births are to unmarried women.

(5) More than 1 in 4 families with children have only 1 parent present, and more than 1 in 3 children live absent their biological father.

(6) Recent studies demonstrate that most unwed fathers in urban areas are highly involved with the mother of their child before and after the child's birth, with 80 percent involved during the mother's pregnancy, and 50 percent living with the child's mother at the time of the child's birth. However, the relationship between the parents often does not last, and many fathers do not maintain contact with their children as the children grow up.

(7) An estimated 40 percent of the children who live in households without their father have not seen their fathers in at least 1 year.

(8) The inability of parents to sustain a healthy relationship with their child's other parent and remain involved in their child's life can have severe negative consequences for the parents, the child, their community, and taxpayers.

(9) Single-parent families are 5 times as likely to be poor as married-couple families.

(10) Children raised in single-parent families are more likely than children raised in 2-parent families to do poorly in school, have emotional and behavioral problems, become teenage parents, commit crimes, smoke cigarettes, abuse drugs and alcohol, and have poverty-level incomes as adults.

(11) High rates of unemployment and low wages are primary reasons why parents do not marry, why 2-parent families break up, and why fathers fail to remain involved with their children.

(12) Domestic violence is also a significant problem leading to the non-formation or break-up of 2-parent families.

(13) A history of incarceration is a major barrier to employment. Sixty percent of young African-American men who dropped out of high school have served time. When these men leave prison, they often have difficulty finding a job and supporting their children.

(14) Over 1/2 of State prison inmates are parents. When noncustodial parents go to prison, their child support obligations continue, even though they have little ability to pay the support. When these parents leave prison, they typically owe more than $20,000 in child support debt. Noncustodial parents leaving prison often re-enter the underground economy because of financial pressures or to avoid the child support system, making it less likely that they will successfully rejoin society and reunite with their families.

(15) Children should receive the child support paid by their parents, and the government should not keep the money to recover welfare costs. Regular child support income appears to have a greater positive impact on children dollar for dollar than other types of income. Researchers in Wisconsin found that when monthly child support was passed through to families receiving assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program established under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (TANF) and disregarded 100 percent in determining assistance for the families, fathers paid more child support, established their legal relationship with their children more quickly, and worked less in the underground economy. Moreover, the State costs of a full pass-through and disregard of child support were fully offset by increased payments by fathers and decreased public assistance use by families.

(16) The Department of Health and Human Services National Child Support Enforcement Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2005 through 2009 states that `child support is no longer a welfare reimbursement, revenue-producing device for the Federal and State governments; it is a family-first program, intended to ensure families' self-sufficiency by making child support a more reliable source of income'.

(17) Current law permits States to apply the cost of passing through child support to families receiving assistance under the TANF program toward their maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements, but only to the extent that the State disregards the child support payments in determining the amount and type of TANF assistance.

(18) Programs that increase employment opportunity and reduce barriers by increasing employment opportunity and reducing recidivism will benefit children and families.

(19) Transitional jobs programs have shown promise in reducing unemployment among chronically unemployed or underemployed population groups, including formerly incarcerated individuals, the homeless, and young African-American men.

(20) To strengthen families it is important to improve the upward economic mobility of the custodial and noncustodial parent wage-earners, as well as youth at risk of early parenthood or incarceration, by providing the skills and experience necessary to access jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits. In families in which all the members do not live together, this is important to enable the prompt and consistent payment of adequate child support.

(21) It is important and useful to foster local and regional economic development and job advancement for workers, especially young custodial and noncustodial parents, by funding local collaborations among business, education, and the community in the development of pathways for preparing disadvantaged citizens to meet the workforce needs of the local and regional economy.

(22) Employers benefit from working with and being supported by the local education, post-secondary and workforce systems in identifying the academic and occupational skill sets needed to fill the skilled jobs in the changing economy. Local economic and community development is enhanced when residents have access to higher wage employment, thus increasing the tax base, fueling the economy, and contributing to greater family economic security.

(23) Public-private career pathways partnerships are an important tool for linking employers and workers with the workforce education services they need and for integrating community economic development and workforce education services. Transitional jobs programs can serve as the first step in a career pathway by giving unemployed individuals with multiple barriers to employment, valuable work experience and related services.

(24) The purpose of child support is to provide necessary income support for and increase the well-being of children living apart from a parent. To improve the ability of low-income noncustodial parents to provide long-term support and care for their children throughout their entire childhood, it is important that child support polices support parental efforts to pursue education and employment and to stay involved with their children.

(25) Responsible parenthood includes active participation in financial support and child-rearing, as well as the formation and maintenance of a positive, healthy, and nonviolent relationship between parent and child and a cooperative, healthy, and nonviolent relationship between parents.

(26) States should be encouraged to implement voluntary programs that provide support for responsible parenting, including by increasing the employment and financial security of parents, and the parental involvement of noncustodial parents.

(27) Promoting responsible parenthood saves the government money by reducing the need for public assistance, increasing the educational attainment of children, juvenile delinquency and crime, reducing substance abuse, and lowering rates of unemployment.

(28) Programs to encourage responsible fatherhood or responsible motherhood should promote and provide support services for--

(A) fostering loving and healthy relationships between parents and children;

(B) increasing responsibility of noncustodial parents for the long-term care and financial well-being of their children;

(C) increasing employment of low-income, noncustodial parents and improving compliance with child support obligations; and

(D) reducing barriers to active 2-parent involvement and cooperative parenting.

(29) The promotion of marriage and responsible parenthood should not denigrate the standing or parenting efforts of single parents or other caregivers, lessen the protection of children from abusive parents, or compromise the safety or health of the custodial or noncustodial parent, but should increase the chance that children will have 2 caring parents to help them grow up healthy and secure.

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